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S/3341 Antique Treen 19th Century Norwegian Birch Knitting Needle Box

A lovely stained and polished birch chip carved Norwegian double knitting needle box, having two compartments side by side with sliding lids. The whole front is intricately carved with roundels, leafwork and square hatching. Knitting needles were usually 9 to 10.5 inches long, but when used for items such as socks they were double ended and 7 to 8 inches in length. It has a lovely rich colour and patination, and is in excellent condition.

Sold 8 in. (22 cm.) Wide
11 in. (28 cm.) Deep
2 in. (7 cm.) High
Norwegian Circa 1840